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Linda Merrick has an international profile as a clarinet soloist, recording artist and clinician. Specialising in contemporary repertoire, she has been responsible for generating many new works for her instrument by British composers. Her catalogue of solo recordings includes new concertos for clarinet and concert band by Nigel Clarke, Martin Ellerby, Kit Turnbull and Guy Woolfenden (Polyphonic), Philip Sparke (Anglo Records) and Stephen McNeff (Campion ASC), with concertos for clarinet and orchestra by John Mcleod (Chandos), Edwin Roxburgh (NMC) and Philip Spratley (Toccata). Her chamber music output includes a première recording of Wilfred Joseph’s Clarinet Quintet with the Kreutzer Quartet (NMC), chamber works by Malcolm Arnold (Maestro) and Martin Ellerby (Serendipity), together with the present release of four newly-commissioned clarinet quintets with the Navarra Quartet. Linda Merrick has broadcast as a solo artist for BBC Radio 3, Radio France and DRS1, Switzerland, and performed across America, Asia, Australia, the UAE, and throughout Europe. She is a founder member of the contemporary ensemble Sounds Positive, with whom she has given the premières of over seventy works by British composers and recorded for NMC. She is Vice-Principal of the Royal Northern College of Music, where she holds a Professorship, and is the United Kingdom representative for Howarth Clarinets.

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